Oscar Grubman is a very precocious young man. Although he comes from a family of academics (his fater his a history professor at Columbia), that doesn’t really explain his passion for Voltaire.
He also notices things that most high school sophomores never see, like women’s hands. More than that, he can order in French and converse intelligently, a rarity among teenagers.
He does share one thing with other fifteen-year-olds, though – he’s in love. For the Thanksgiving holiday, Oscar comes home from Chancy Academy with a plan – he’s going to pursue the love of his life. He will follow the passionate advice of his sage Voltaire and win the heart of his beloved.
The difference is that his beloved is quite a bit older than he… and that’s not the least of it.